Pacific Division


1. Anaheim Ducks

This is the last chance for Bruce Boudreau to get the Ducks into a Cup Final.

2. Calgary Flames

The surprise team in the NHL last year will build on that momentum.

3. Los Angeles Kings

Having a year off will help this group of veterans recoup for another playoff run.

4. Vancouver Canucks

They were sneaky good last year, but that early playoff exit will sting.

5. San Jose Sharks

The wheels came off quickly and a rebuilt goaltending position won’t help this year.

6. Edmonton Oilers

When will all this top tier talent live up to their potential?

7. Arizona Coyotes

A tumultuous offseason with the city and ownership arguing over the stadium lease won’t help the on-ice product.

Anaheim Ducks

Head Coach: Bruce Boudreau

Key Position: Power Play

Key Acquisitions: F Carl Hagelin (New York Rangers), D Kevin Bieksa (Vancouver Canucks), F Chris Stewart (Minnesota Wild), G Anton Khudobin (Carolina Hurricanes), F Shawn Horcoff (Dallas Stars)

Calgary Flames

Head Coach: Bob Hartley

Key Position: Goalie

Key Acquisitions: F Michael Frolik (Winnipeg Jets), D Dougie Hamilton (Boston Bruins)

Los Angeles Kings

Head Coach: Darryl Sutter

Key Position: Defensemen

Key Acquisitions: F Milan Lucic (Boston Bruins), D Christian Ehrhoff (Pittsburgh Penguins), G Jhonas Enroth (Dallas Stars)

Vancouver Canucks

Head Coach: Willie Desjardins

Key Position: Forwards

Key Acquisitions: F Brandon Sutter (Pittsburgh Penguins)

San Jose Sharks

Head Coach: Peter DeBoer (New Jersey Devils)

Key Position: Goalie

Key Acquisitions: G Martin Jones (Boston Bruins), D Paul Martin (Pittsburgh Penguins), F Joel Ward (Washington Capitals)

Edmonton Oilers

Head Coach: Todd McLellan (San Jose Sharks)

Key Position: Defensemen

Key Acquisitions: G Cam Talbot (New York Rangers), D Andrej Sekera (Los Angeles Kings), F Connor McDavid (NHL Draft)

Arizona Coyotes

Head Coach: Dave Tippett

Key Position: Forwards

Key Acquisitions: D Nicklas Grossmann (Philadelphia Flyers), G Anders Lindback (Buffalo Sabres), D Zbynek Michalek (St. Louis Blues), F Brad Richardson (Vancouver Canucks), F Antoine Vermette (Chicago Blackhawks)

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